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Michael Conlan: A Fighter, Not Just a Boxer

As published on Pundit Arena The Riocentro Exhibition resembled a wake-house as Vladimir Nikitin’s hand was raised aloft following Tuesday’s quarter-final bout with Michael Conlan. Shock mingled with both anger and sadness. Having had his say with the assembled media, he stormed back to his chambers passing a troop of Irish supporters who looked at…

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Ryan’s Riddle

As published on Pundit Arena Ryan Giggs put on a brave face before the television cameras during Euro 2016, yet despite his own off-field experiences one can only imagine what he has been going through. While several players put themselves in the shop window in France, Giggs was doing likewise on ITV. Having joined Manchester…

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Furlong Chasing Consistency

As published on Pundit Arena “To be on the line in the third Test pushing for a series victory, only to let it slip away is something that has plagued me all summer. We also had history in our sights with just 20 minutes to go the week before. I have been looking forward to getting…

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Connacht Rugby: Finally in the Limelight

As published on Pundit Arena There’s an old saying I came across before: “It’s six o’clock and there isn’t a cow milked or a child washed.” I wouldn’t be surprised if it applied over there in Connacht last weekend. For my sins, I was in Galway last Saturday evening. With my Leinster jersey in tow, I…

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Laois v Armagh: An Intriguing Afternoon Awaits

As published on Pundit Arena In 2003, the pairing of Armagh and Laois in the All-Ireland series was an exciting prospect. Led by Kieran McGeeney, Armagh were the most complete team in the country while Laois, under Mick O’Dwyer’s stewardship, were finally beginning to build on the foundations laid by their all-conquering minor sides of…

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A Quiet Goodbye

As Published on PunditArena As Ireland bore down on France in the Rugby World Cup last year, the general opinion – and it was almost impossible to find a dissenting voice – was that it would be less a contest than a triumphal procession. Although they were yet to scale the heights of their Six…

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